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Problems for Heart and Lung Health from Wonky Teeth

Updated: Jan 4, 2019

Cardiovascular disease and lung infections could result from oral health issues like gum disease. Overlapping and crooked teeth are harder to clean, meaning more plaque builds up which can cause gum disease.

Key takeaways:

Brushing and flossing becomes header with overlapping teeth, more so as you get older.Gums become inflamed from plaque building up, leading to gum disease and possibly tooth loss.Your dentist may suggest a retainer while you sleep to maintain teeth position or protect from teeth grinding.

"Some orthodontists advise adults who have straight teeth and have never worn braces to wear a retainer — a custom-made plastic shield costing around £100 — at night to keep teeth in their current position."

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